First off, keeping up a blog is hard! For all of you out there who religiously update their blog daily, I don’t know how you do it! It could seriously be a full time job, and since I already have one of those, this poor blog has been feeling a little neglected. I’ve been busily working away on several projects this summer, but I could’t go much further with the porch renovation without sharing this with you.
This weekend, my dad sanded down the porch. I really wish I took a before picture and can’t believe I didn’t remember to do it! Believe me when I tell you that the wood on the porch was looking a little sad. After a 4 hour sander rental from Home Depot, the wood looks amazing!! Actually, seeing it like this sort of changed our inspiration a bit.
If you remember my last post, you’ll know that we were originally going to paint the porch to resemble that beautiful New England style, but after the sander gave this wood new life, I think we’re just going to stain it and keep some of the lovely wood characteristics. Thanks to my trusty Photoshop, I’ve compiled a small visual sampling of what colors we’re thinking of staining and would love some feedback! So without further adieu, here are the initial selections:
My parent’s house is kind of a big beige blob, so we want something that will really pop on the porch. As you can see we’re also planning on adding some white accents to break up the beige/browns and freshen things up. What do you guys think of these choices? Which is your favorite? I can’t wait to hear what you all think.